545 Sexual Assault Cases Reported In 2019 At Three Major Hospitals In Karachi

Data showed that 2,500 rape cases and 593 sodomy cases had been reported from 2013 to 2019 in the city.

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Five hundred and forty-five sexual assault cases were reported at three major hospitals of Karachi in 2019, according to data from the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Dr. Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi and Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

The data from all three hospitals showed that 407 women were raped, and 138 were cases of sexual assault. As many as 417 suspects of the said sexual assault cases were also brought for medical examination at the mentioned hospitals.

Police surgeon Dr. Qarar Ahmed Abbasi said that there had been a gradual increase in cases of sexual assault in the past few years.

Additionally, the data showed that 2,500 rape cases and 593 sodomy cases had been reported from 2013 to 2019 in the city.

On the other hand, according to official figures, the federal capital Islamabad has witnessed around 523 cases of kidnapping and sexual assault in 2019 against 381 in 2018.


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